@degalon: you're full of shit dude. you give more importance to appearance than characterization. For example downey Jr. Ironman is only similar to comics ironman only in terms of appearance but in terms of characterization they are completey different but that's not important for you is it and deadshot was never as charismatic as Roberts iron man.
And why are you only looking at wills summer blockbusters and conveniently ignoring his performance in Ali , in pursuit of happiness or even his performance in I am legend. If the director wants wills charming usual self to rake in cash he does it and if it involves taking on a more complex role he does it just as good and believe me playing deadshot is no more difficult than playing Mohammed Ali.
Johnny depp is not versatile to you. Have seen any of his performances other than Jack sparrow ( which itself is original to the bone). His performance as Wade walker? Ed woods? J.M Barrie?( for which he got an Oscar nom),Edward ? Or the one in fear and loathing in las Vegas or any of his lesser know but critically acclaimed performances?. So if some performances have similar qualities they are the same to you? .
No. I give EQUAL importance to appearance and characterization, as both are what make up an iconic character. You just don't care about either.
As I said, I didn't ignore his performance in those at all, I mentioned he's done dramatic roles, I just didn't namedrop them because they are in the minority of his roles. Also I Am Legend was freaking terrible and I'd rather forget it.
I've seen Johnny Depp in films as far back as edwards scissorhands and Nightmare on Elm Street. Again, as I said, there's always a few exceptions but the vast majority of his roles are "kooky goth". Even Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas wasn't that far off, except he wore colors other than black there.
What's needed for comic book roles, specifically, is Character Actors, which these guys are not. For reference, Character Actors are people whose roles are so wildly different that they are almost unrecognizable from role to role. Whereas with will smith, it's almost always just will smith.
Funny how you're conveniently ignoring like half of my posts.
@degalon: now you're just going in circles and making the same excuses while trying to sweep the prejudice under the rugs.
No such thing as a race card. Only truth.
And the truth is you're racist and prejudice and wanna hide behind it by claiming everyone else is, got it.
You keep claiming prejudice, while the rest of us keep getting mad when adaptations are "in name only"